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Analysis of Intersectional Theories
This paper discusses and analyzes the theories of intersectionality and how they pertain to various cultural groups.
# 117197 | 3,128 words | 9 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 20, 2009 in Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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The paper presents and analyzes several theories on intersectionality and three main approaches from which they can be studied. Most of the works of Collins and Weber, two of the more prominent theorists in the field, are discussed. The paper then examines different groups of immigrants in accordance with these theories. In addition, the paper explores the demographic variables involved with the theories of intersectionality as well as the impact of said theories on immigration.

Table of Contents:
Intersectionality Overview
Intersectional Theory: A Brief Background
Importance of Intersectional Theory
Research Questions to Clarify the Purpose of Research
Different Theories Suggested By Different Authors
Multiracial Feminism
Mobility Among the Social Groups
Intersectionality Major Influence on the Immigration of People
Demographic Variables Considered Intersectionally Related
Final Word and Comment

From the Paper:

"Intersectionality can best be defined as the ways that gender, race, sexuality, class, ability etc are inter related and intertwined together. Therefore a combination of two or more of the preceding characteristics combined together result in a specific social class or group. The result is the formation of a Matrix of Domination, that is 'an interlocking system of race class and gender' (Collins H. Patricia, 2000 ) and this hierarchy of intersectionality simultaneously privilege as well as creates difficulties for persons at various social levels (Collins H. Patricia, 2000 , Weber, Lynn, 2001)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baca Zinn Maxine and Thornton Dill, Bonnie, (1996) Theorizing difference from multiracial feminism, Feminist Studies, 22 No.2 pp. 321-23
  • Browne, Irene & Misra, Joya (2003). The Intersection of Gender and Race in the Labor Market. P.487-513
  • Cole, Elizabeth, Omari, Safiya. (2003) Race, Class and the Dilemmas of Upward Mobility for African Americans. The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Pp. 785-802
  • Collins H. Patricia, (2000) Black Feminist Thought, second edition, New York: Routledge pp. 221-238
  • McCall, Leslie (2005). The complexity of Intersectionality. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2005, vol. 30, no. 3 P.1771-1800

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